Stein Files for Recount in Pennsylvania
The Green Party’s Jill Stein filed for a recount in Pennsylvania on Monday.
“We must recount the votes so we can build trust in our election system. We need to verify the vote in this and every election so that Americans of all parties can be sure we have a fair, secure and accurate voting system,” Stein said in a statement.
The Hill reports:
Stein won fewer than 50,000 votes in Pennsylvania.
On Friday, Stein filed for a recount in Wisconsin and also plans to trigger a recount in Michigan, which has a Wednesday deadline.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign said it will participate in the Wisconsin recount and the other two states should Stein follow through.
The three Rust Belt states have typically trended blue, voting for Obama in 2008 and 2012, but Trump swept them in 2016, with Michigan seeing the tightest race.
Stein’s campaign said it raised $6.5 million for the recount effort largely through small donations.
“Our grassroots recount campaign has been supercharged by the incredible support coming in from Americans from across the political spectrum to verify the vote in this election,” Stein said in her statement.
Trump’s team has denounced the recount effort, amounting it to chasing a “shiny object.” But Trump tweeted over the weekend that he would have won the popular vote — which Clinton leads by 2 million — if it weren’t for people voting illegally.
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